September's issue of Astronomy has a special feature article on Chris Hadfield. Come in out of the heatwave and check out the interview with Canada's foremost astronaut!
Have you ever read an interesting and well researched online article, only to scroll down to the comments section to find that they definitely do not achieve the intellectual level of the article in question, or that they are downright pointless and/or abusive? For some different perspectives on comments and their evolution, here are links … Continue reading Online comments: perspectives
PRISM International, the journal of the Creative Writing program at UBC, has published the winners of the 2014 Poetry and Fiction Contest. Read all about it in the latest issue, Summer 2014, available now at Selkirk College Library.
Canada's Contemporary Verse 2, the Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing, is holding its annual Young Buck Poetry contest. Entry deadline is October 2014, see their website for details. Aspiring Selkirk writers, this might be just the thing for you!
As the title suggests, Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for beginners is a great introduction to the subject and practice of mindfulness. The book comes with an audio CD that includes short meditations that are wonderful for reducing general stress and are a great start to the very intricate study of meditation. Kabat-Zinn has a light tone, … Continue reading a short review of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s ‘Mindfulness for beginners : reclaiming the present moment–and your life’
A new collection of essays from the infamous David Foster Wallace, author of 'Infinite Jest', 'Pale King', 'Girl with Curious Hair', 'Interviews with Hideous Men'; and whose undergraduate thesis deals with fatalism and the semantics of physical modality. Hardly an intellectual lightweight, Wallace can also be hilariously funny. You might need to keep the Oxford … Continue reading Consider the Lobster, a summer reading recommendation